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Is "over past 20 years" equal to "since 20 years ago" ?
Feb 19, 2012 3:33 PM
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"Over the past twenty years" can both refer to something that has happened during the past twenty years. It could happen all the time or it might happen now and then. "Over the past twenty years, pirate attacks have increased off the coast of Somalia." You could also start out "Since 20 years ago." If I was talking about something that happened 20 years ago and affects things now, I would only say "since 20 years ago." "The law has been in effect since 20 years ago." Though, more often you would hear it as "The law has been in effect for 20 years."
February 19, 2012
past = more than over more than 20 years during a period of time that is longer than twenty years It does not specify whether it is the last twenty years or any other 20 year period.
February 19, 2012
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